The House Crow – Invader from the East, Flying Fast into Kenya’s Interior

Above: House Crow photographed by Francis Cherutich in Marigat near Lake Baringo on 3 January 2022 Published: May 2013 The East African Nation News Alert: January 2022 – As predicted if no action was taken, the House Crow would spread into the interior in five to 10 years. It’s proved to be true as per […]

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Elgon’s elusive elephants: Master architects of the caves

Above: Underground Elephant Procession in Mt Elgon Photo courtesy Ian Redmond   IanRedmond.co.uk Published: The East African Nation media: 20-26 November 2021 Mount Elgon straddles the Kenya-Uganda border and is a mountain of many unique traits yet relatively unknown compared to the bigger massifs like Kenya and Kilimanjaro. That it has the largest base of […]

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A Weekend Away on Lake Naivasha

By Rupi Mangat Above: Maasai giraffe at Ecoscapes Conservancy Lake Naivasha Published: Saturday Nation 4 April 2020 We’re in a land from the time of the dinosaurs. While there may or may not have been dinosaurs around Lake Naivasha, there’s a tiny wasp that has been around for some 60 million years ago when dinosaurs […]

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Valentine Weekend

It’s here again! Stretch it into a weekend celebration dedicated to love Above: Kitich Forest Camp Mathews Range- Dinner under the stars with a herd of elephants. Published: 8 February 2020 Nation Saturday magazine Stretch Friday 14 into a Valentine weekend and l’ve got some great places to safari to that are unique. So get […]

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Why African Fish Eagle is under threat of extinction

By Rupi Mangat Published: East African Nation 11 July 2011 Above: Shiv Kapila releasing African Fish Eagle. Copyright Shiv Kapila The African fish eagle is one of Africa’s most charismatic raptors. Donned in a copper-coloured mantle with a clear white collar, its very presence commends respect. Its loud and distinctive call is unmistakable – once […]

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The Giraffe …Going, going… Can we save the Maasai giraffes of Maanzoni from ‘Gone’

By Rupi Mangat Published: Daily Nation Kenya 27 January 2019 Above: Maasai giraffe browsing in Maanzoni In Ancient Egypt’s royal tomb of the famous  pharaoh, Tutankhamun are images of giraffes  nibbling leaves while he sits in state some 3000 years ago.  Giraffes and elephants including the rare okapi lived in the midst of the Egyptians […]

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A Feast for All at Soysambu by Elmenteita’s Shores

Above: Lion defending his prey from Silver-backed jackals and Ruppell’s vultures listed Critically endangered on IUCN Red List in Soysambu . By Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine 4 January 2019 A vulture circling high in the midday sky gives the first clue that there has to be something interesting on the ground. Following its wing-beat […]

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Wildlife Crossing Roads – Deadly Highways Threaten Endangered Species

A new study shows increasing danger that roads pose to wildlife Above: Serval hit on Mombasa Highway near Kapiti Estate 24th November 2019. Cortesy Mary Wykstra Action for Cheetahs Kenya Published: Business Daily, Nation media 7 January 2020 For five months Peter Kibobi woke every morning to span a section of the Mombasa-Nairobi highway to […]

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Adornments for the mighty

Published: The East African Nation media 26 October 2019 I stared at myself in the mirror, transfixed and let out an audible gasp.  The beaded collar copied from the Egyptian queen dating more than 4,500 years, adorning my skin was the single most beautiful thing l had ever worn.  It held me mesmerized, entrenched and […]

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From Kalota to Kipini on Tana Delta

Above: From the arch of the mosque near Fumo Liyogo’s grave near Kipini on the tip of Tana Delta – Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Nation magazine 16 November 2019 It’s a quiet brook at Kalota on the tip of the delta that is Kenya’s largest, the Tana. It’s here we hop on to the boat […]

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